A REWARD of £10,000 has been offered for information over the murder of Mark Bradbury.

The 58-year-old was last seen alive on the evening on Thursday, August 1 – with the beloved dad’s body found discovered at his home on Station Road South in Padgate three days later.

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Mark Bradbury

Police arrested a 39-year-old man on suspicion of his murder last month, but he was later released on bail pending further enquiries.

Now charity Crimestoppers is offering a reward of up to £10,000 for information leading to the conviction of his killer.

North west regional manager Gary Murray said: “We believe everyone has a right to feel safe wherever they live.

“This murder has devastated Mark’s family, who are still waiting to see justice.

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“Whilst his murder is still a mystery, it’s believed that people in the local community and beyond may hold clues as to what happened.

“It could be that you have felt unable to tell anyone what you know – please rest assured that our charity is here for you should you wish to do the right thing.

“If you have any information, however insignificant it may appear, please contact Crimestoppers – in over 31 years, our charity has always kept our promise of 100 per cent anonymity to everyone who trusts us with their crime information.

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“Remember that your information could help give those who loved Mark some answers as to what happened.

“Our UK Contact Centre is open 24/7 on 0800 555 111, or you can use our anonymous online form at crimestoppers-uk.org.

“No one will know you contacted us, and it could be your information that makes all the difference.”

Mr Bradbury was last seen outside his bungalow, near to the subway under Birchwood Way, at around 5pm on August 1 having returned home after walking his golden retriever with his brother.

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It is unclear when exactly he was killed, but police officers responding to reports of concern for a man’s safety discovered that he had died after suffering ‘significant head injuries in a brutal attack’ at around 10pm on Sunday, August 4.

The family man was described as the ‘life and soul of the party’ in the wake of his murder.

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Teenager daughter Hannah paid tribute to her dad, saying in a statement: “Mark was a family man, the life and soul of every party, generous and loyal.

“Everyone who knew him is suffering from immense heartache.

“A lover of sport, dogs and his daughter, Mark will be greatly missed as he is loved.”

Detectives have probed Mr Bradbury’s suspected low-level involvement in the supply of cocaine as a key lead in tracing his killer, and appealed for information from the public over this aspect of his life.

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Anyone with information is urged to contact Cheshire Police on 101, quoting incident number IML476959, or to call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.